Jack Nelson gives the inside information on elephants and air conditioning in Thailand
Jack Nelson’s overseas Hospitality Placement is in the Front Office at The Sarojin, a beautiful boutique luxury resort hotel in Khao Lak.
Jack, an undergraduate from Northumbria University in the UK, gives feedback after a month in Thailand.
How is the working environment in Thailand?
All of the staff at The Sarojin have been so good to me in all of the departments. They have also recruited another intern from Spain, so he’s living with me and it means that I’ve been able to socialise with him outside of work. We’re off elephant bathing on Friday!
Other local staff members have also taken me to explore as well. One even took me out to Krabi for the day which was a long drive!
What is your accommodation like and how is the food?
The accommodation is good. I have air con as well as an extra fan if I need it. The shower has hot water and we also have a fridge. We met some German interns from another company and they didn’t have hot water or a fridge, so I’m very happy with the accommodation. The food at the hotel canteen is very good as well. They also have an international menu for interns where you can order 1 meal per day which is very useful is the food is too spicy!
What are your overall impressions of Thailand and your placement?
Overall, everyone has been so friendly and I’ve made a lot of friends at the hotel. It’s like a big family atmosphere. The only downside is that the wifi at the accommodation isn’t the strongest so contacting home has been challenging sometimes, so I’m using a local Internet cafe. But I didn’t even expect wifi to be in the accommodation so it’s still good for messaging friends and family.
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